Have you ever wondered how MLB players make it through, like, 16-inning games? Yes, yes, they make millions of dollars to play a game that little kids play and they should be grateful for it and blah blah blah. But seriously, how the hell do they just sit there and stare out on to the field hour after hour after hour?
Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski explained it to Katie Nolan recently. His cure for the boredom that comes along with extra inning games is...RALLY BEERS! Lots and lots of rally beers, which are apparently doled out during games to help keep players interested.
"It works sometimes," he said. "Then you strike out and you're like, 'Man, I shouldn't have had that beer.'"
To be clear, Pierzynski isn't suggesting that guys are out in the bullpen getting hammered. It sounds like they just occasionally have a beer or two. But he does talk a little bit about how he's played hungover and, well, let's just say that MLB players aren't quite as concerned as some other athletes when it comes to treating their bodies like temples.
Check out Pierzynski's entire interview in the clip above.
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[via Sporting News]